Bairstow makes ton in big England win – highlights & report

Bairstow makes ton in big England win – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device First Royal London one-day international, Old Trafford West Indies 204-9 (42 overs): Holder 41* (33 balls), Stokes 3-43 England 210-3 (30.5 overs): Bairstow 100* (97), Root 54 (53) England won by seven wickets Scorecard Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden one-day international century as England swept West Indies aside to win the first ODI at Old Trafford by seven wickets. Bairstow, opening the batting, made 100 not out…

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What Makes Chardonnay a Chablis?

What Makes Chardonnay a Chablis?

Photo Credit: Wines of Chablis The word Chablis is said to derive from two Celtic words: cab (house) and leya (near the wood). The village and surrounding wine region of Chablis is situated near Champagne, France in Bourgogne’s northern extremity between Paris and Beaune. Over 13,300 acres packed with vineyards comprises four appellations that flourish in gray marl and bands of limestone, rich in Exogyra virgula fossils (a small comma-shaped oyster) dating back 150 million years. The soil…

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Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Adeel Akhtar has made Bafta TV history for being the first non-white best actor winner in the awards’ 62-year history. He was recognised for his brilliant, tortured performance in BBC Three drama Murdered By My Father. It featured Akhtar as a man who murders his daughter in a so-called honour killing, after she is “promised” to a man but falls in love with another. The significance of his Bafta win was noted by the drama’s…

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Microsoft makes emergency security fix

Microsoft makes emergency security fix

Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the weekend. The fix has been specially pushed out hours before the software giant’s weekly Tuesday security update. Hackers could exploit the flaw simply by…

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US actor Val Kilmer makes cancer admission

US actor Val Kilmer makes cancer admission

Top Gun star Val Kilmer has appeared to confirm he had cancer, after previously claiming he had “no cancer whatsoever”. While answering questions put to him by Reddit users, the actor revealed he “did have a healing of cancer” and was still dealing with a swollen tongue. “Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather,” the 57-year-old wrote. Speculation over Kilmer’s health grew last year after…

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Shia LaBeouf film Man Down makes £7 in opening weekend

Shia LaBeouf film Man Down makes £7 in opening weekend

Shia LaBeouf’s latest film hasn’t exactly set the UK box office on fire. War movie Man Down, which also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, made £7 on its opening weekend. Or – to put it another way – the film sold one adult ticket. To put that into perspective, Beauty and the Beast took a further £6.75m over the weekend. Why so low? Well, to be fair, it did only open in…

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'My mum makes money from her illness'

'My mum makes money from her illness'

“An Alice in Wonderland situation” is how one woman has described her elderly mother’s social care provision where she is given more money each month than she can spend. Another says her mother has not received a penny toward her support. Both women told the BBC that they think the chasm between their circumstances highlights the problems within the social care system which they hope will be addressed in the Budget. The woman getting council…

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